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noun

silver tableware.
a coating of silver, especially one electroplated on base metal.

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Origin of silver plate

First recorded in 1520–30

Definition for silver plate (2 of 2)

silver-plate
[ sil-ver-pleyt ]
/ ˈsɪl vərˈpleɪt /

verb (used with object), sil·ver-plat·ed, sil·ver-plat·ing.

to coat (base metal) with silver, especially by electroplating.
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British Dictionary definitions for silver plate

silver plate

noun

a thin layer of silver deposited on a base metal
articles, esp tableware, made of silver plate

verb silver-plate

(tr) to coat (a metal, object, etc) with silver, as by electroplating
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